Torenia violacea (Azaola ex Blanco) Pennel

 
  • Family : SCROPHULARIACEAE
    (Figwort Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BRAHMI FAMILY (ब्राह्मी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Linderniaceae
  • Basionym : Mimulus violaceus Azaola ex Blanco
  • Synonym(s) : Torenia paniculata Blanco; Torenia peduncularis Benth. ex Hook.f.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Torenia violacea (Azaola ex Blanco) Pennell
  • Common name : Violet Wishbone Flower
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Hill forests, moist places and Tropical semi-evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Erect or decumbent herbs, widely branched with appressed-hairy stems
  • Flower, Fruit : May-October
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kannur district
    • Odisha : Gajapati district, Mayurbhanj district, Ganjam district, Sambalpur district, Dhenkanal district
    • Tamil Nadu : Cultivated in gardesn
    • Chattisgarh : Bilaspur
  • Native : India, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Bhutan, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Islands, Malaya, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : India, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Bhutan, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Islands, Malaya, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2
    • H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
    • Balakrishnan, N. P. (1983). Flora of Jowai Vol.2. Published BSI: 338
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Torenia violacea. Downloaded on 18 June 2024.

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